Bug 190411 - FC5 installtion errors out on Apple G4 PPC system
Summary: FC5 installtion errors out on Apple G4 PPC system
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 190410
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 5
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-05-02 02:30 UTC by Paul Stevens
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-02 02:31:53 UTC
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Description Paul Stevens 2006-05-02 02:30:09 UTC
Description of problem: When attempting to install FC5 on a Mac G4 867 MHz/2Mb 
cache  w/ 128 Mb RAM & 100 MB IDE drive.  The fisrt time through the 
installation I selected "Automatic Partitioning" and was able to respond to 
all questions leading up to the actual installation of files before the 
installation displayed an error trace.  On subsequent installation attempts 
the installation dumps right after selecting either manual or automatic 
partitioning.  The trace back follows:

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 873, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 242 in moveStep
rc=apply(func, self.binArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitioning.py", line 54, in 
partitions.set FromDisk(diskset)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py", line 108, in getFromDisk
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partedUtils.py", line 140, in 
elif (part.get_flag(parted.PARTITION_BOOT)==1 and
AttributeError: 'NameType" Object has no attribute 'name'

I read in a Linux forum that this may be related to the Apple boot record 
being removed by the auto-partitioning routine and that a fix could be to use 
the Ubuntu Breezy Badger installation disk to re-write the boot record.  I 
obtained the UBB installation disk and am able to install UBB and boot the 
system.  I am still not able to install FC5 on the system.  Below is the 
output from "parted" from the FC5 installation routine:

Disk label type: mac

Minor    Start    End      Filesystem       Name        Flags
1        0.000   0.031                      Apple 
2        0.031   0.985                      Untitled    Boot
3        0.985  93553.575   EXT3            Untitled
4    93553.575  95396.273   Linux-Swap      Swap        swap`

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Each installation attempt

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system from the FC5 boot disk
2. Follow the installtion prompts until the partitioning method is presented
3. Select either manual or automatic partitioning
Actual results:  As indicated by the trace back above

Expected results:

Additional info:  This is not a dual boot installation attempt.  FC5 is 
intended to be the only OS on the system.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-05-02 02:31:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 190410 ***

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